WHAT? We are 1/4 through 2021? How can that be. It honestly feels like February still. Time is just flying.
Nope. It's April. Spring is in the air. Spring is back in my step. The trees are poppin out it's blossoms.
And I got a nice haul of dividends to talk about in March. Let me recap what I am doing and why.
I'm funding my retirement by investing in shares of dividend growth stock.
If I can focus my retirement funds in companies that will beat the inflation rate and increase their dividends more than the inflation rate on an annual basis, my investment will snowball to the point of replacing my work income while not having to sell any shares to survive on in retirement. I'd be able to replace my income with the dividends I earn.
It all boils down to compounding.
So far I have gone from making $0 in 2013 to averaging $1200 per month in 7 years. And that's with being stupid and cashing some shares out to pay for stuff.
I now know that cashing out shares to pay any debt is foolish if my interest rate is lower than my gains in the market. I have a debt that charges 9% annually and a car payment that is at 3%.
Meanwhile, I earned 20% last year in the market in equity gain. On top of tht, I average 3.17% in dividend return. I now realize I'd rather have the debt and see my portfolio grow and snowball.
The challenge I have is funding it fast enough to retire as soon as I want to.
So March. It came. It zoomed by. And I was lucky enough to earn $1640.04 from 49 payments. And yes, this is a 10.63% increase over 2020. BAM!
This is the biggest month of my journey and is quite the thrill. And what did I do with it? Yep, I reinvested every penny into more shares.
Compounding the snowball.....
Here's the breakdown:
The big haul was BHP Group (BBL), but do keep in mind it is a semi-annual dividend, so it's pays huge, but only twice a year. I actually prefer quarterly payments IMO. nother one I am digging is getting over $64 from Target, one of my holy grail companies that I will try to always keep adding to.
April will be much smaller, but that's just due to the timing of the payments.
I want to increase this by the time June comes and the same companies pay their next div.
Remember, if I can do this ANYONE CAN DO THIS.
I am not a financial wizard. I just study the numbers and use a stock screener and a large amount of dedication to my goal.
U KAN DO IT.
Check ya later.